BOOKS - INDIA
COINS - INDIA
This is a small selection from regular stock, and some consignments. For filing purposes, each piece has been assigned to the Mitchiner Ancient & Classical type it most resembles. Scans are at 100-200% thus some may appear at double actual size.
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M1265A Ardeshir I, c.230-271? AE17-18 Bust of bearde King wearing bird helmet, Carter 2, Cribb 17, Gobl 1029/1 Two specimens available, G-Vg/AF bright (cleaned), or dark Vg+ Each: WAS$75.00, now $50.00
YAUDHEYAS : COINS AND MOULDS
Post-Kushan dynasty ruling from the Ganges Valley to Punjab c. 190-340 AD. This series 3rd to early 4th Cent AD according to Mitchiner. Kushan style AE Unit (avg. 11 gm, 23-26mm) with Karttikeya standing, holding sceptre, legend around, Rev: Diety standing with right arm raised, left akimbo. Clay moulds first came to light in the early 1980's at Sunet, Punjab, now a suburb of Chandigarh and and were officially excavated 1983-84. The moulds are still controversial, for while they are clearly from the Yaudheya period, it is not certain whether they represent mint production or a forgery operation. Earlier Yaudheyan coin series were cast, but there is uncertainty over whether this "class 6" coinage is struck or cast. A running discussion on the topic can be found here.
Moulds are graded Sharp, Clear, or Poor but even the best of them do not show full details. The coins and moulds in this offering were purchased from different sources at different times.
M4707 Obv: Letter of legend to left of Karttkeya's head; Rev: plain fields around Diety VF+ $17.50; F-VF 12; Vg-F 7.50; G 4; Pr 2
M4707F - - - Obv. mould of this type Sharp$30
M4707B - - - Rev. mould of this type Sharp $30; Clear 22.50
M4722B - - - Rev. mould of this type but diety appears to be smaller and standing above the beaded border, but at the level of detail visible on these moulds, it is rather a subjective call Sharp$30; Clear 22.50; Poor 15
M4711 Obv: Letter which Mitchiner reads as Dvi (Two) or Tri (Three) left; Rev: Potted lotus and nandipada symbol in fields beside Diety Vg-F 7.50; G 4; Pr 2
M4711F - - - Obv. mould of this type Sharp$30; Clear 22.50
M4711B - - - Rev. mould of this type Sharp$30; Clear 22.50; Poor 16.50
M4716 - - - Rev. Sankh and Chakra symbols in fields F-VF 15; Vg-F 9.00; Pr 2.50
M4716B - - - Rev. mould of this type (only one in group) Sharp$40
M4726M Obverse Mould, as nice as those above, but not clear enough to left of Karttkeya's head to see letter Sharp $27.50; Clear 19.50; Poor 13.50; Awful (no design details) 8.50
M4726S1 SPECIAL: Mould plus matching coin Sharp (F-VF) $37.50; Clear (Vg-F) 25.00; Poor (G) 16.00
M4726S2 Obv. & Rev. Moulds plus matching coin Sharp (F-VF) $65.00; Clear (Vg-F) 46.50; Poor (G) 30.00
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